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We have over 200 original bird's-eye-view maps of Wisconsin cities and villages dating from the 1860s to the early 1900s.

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About Our Birth Records

Pre-1907 Vital Records Collection

Explore this index of over 1 million pre-1907 state-level birth records to locate full records on microfilm reels.

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About Our Newspapers

Full Newspapers, Name Index, Local History and Biographical Clippings

Explore our physical and digital collections of newspapers, which is the second largest collection of newspapers in the U.S.

See original maps from this Depression-era project that documented Wisconsin's land resources between 1929 and 1949.

The richest resource about Sen. William Proxmire's life and times. Unpublished papers fill over 200 boxes, more than 7,500 pages are available online.

All Wisconsin National Register of Historic Places listings are searchable on our website.

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About Our Death Records

Pre-1907 Vital Records Collection

Browse our online index of over 400,000 pre-1907 state-level death records and see full death records on microfilm at the Society's library.

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About Our Labor Collection

See an overview of the Society's Labor Collection.

See an overview of the Society's Draper Manuscript Collection.

These maps identify local landowners within each Wisconsin county and provide information about cultural and topographical features.

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About Our Maps and Atlases

Explore our physical and digital collections of more than 25,000 maps and atlases, which focus on Wisconsin, the Midwest, the U.S. and Canada.

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About Our Marriage Records

Pre-1907 Vital Records Collection

Browse our online index of over 1 million pre-1907 marriage records and see full marriage records on microfilm at the Society's library.

Original, meticulously detailed street-level maps for 325 Wisconsin communities, 1883-1930, originally used to determine a property's fire hazard.

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About Our Civil War Collections

Explore our physical and online collections of Civil War materials including Wisconsin regimental histories, maps, casualty lists, lettters and more.

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About Our Social Action Collection

See an overview of the Society's Social Action holdings.

Learn how Civil War Records are organized and how to purchase copies.

Explore our physical and digital collections of local and county histories for Wisconsin, the U.S. and Canada.

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Visual Materials Subject Overview

Learn about the wide range of visual materials subjects available to view both online and in our Archives

Research your ancestors using our physical and digital collections of over 40,000 U.S. and Canadian family histories.

Learn how to access and explore the McCormick-International Harvester Collection.
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